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17Mar/150

The Antique Wine Company: One Man’s Vision

Founded in 1982, by Stephen Williams, The Antique Wine Company serves over 70 countries worldwide and holds the title for the most expensive bottle of white wine ever sold (an 1811 Chateau d’Yquem for 75,000 pounds). Mr. Williams developed his entrepreneurial spirit as the oldest child of a single mother struggling to make ends meet. His vision was to sell a product that was unique and delivered pleasure to his clientele. That vision has grown to encompass a collection of over 10-thousand bottles of rare antique wines and 70-thousand customers. In 2010, the company was valued at 20-million pounds or $29,469,620,504.962 USD. The Antique Wine Company uses the latest in innovative equipment to authenticate the quality and caliber of vintage wine collections. The equipment used is able to determine these important qualities without disturbing the process of aging. They partnered with the University of Bordeaux in order to accomplish these goals and maintain a well-respected reputation. They work with customers to advise them in wine cellar setup. Other services offered by the company are wine sourcing, wine tastings. They also provide classes for educating those individuals interested in becoming Wine Masters. The devil is in the details for this company, as each shipment is inspected to ensure that the product will arrive at its destination with all quality intact. Mr. Williams has gone to great lengths to make his company the best in its field. They have developed a line of architecturally designed, hand-crafted wine cabinets. Viscount David Lindley—a cabinet maker—designed a vertical cabinet to hold 135 bottles for The Antique Wine Company. The cabinet contained wines ranging from the years 1860 to 2003 and sold for $1.5-million in 2006. The cabinet was from the Grand Chateau Series. The company is located in Marylebone at 53 Queen Street London and has two sales offices in Asia. The outstanding reputation and attention to detail is the accumulated vision of an insurance salesman who wanted to do more than a single-boring sale.

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17Mar/150

Former ‘X Factor’ Judges Flee the Country

Former ‘X Factor: NZ’ judges and real-life married couple Natalia Kills and Willy Moon have fled their home, following public outcry over their recent kerfuffle on the show.

People at Anastasia Date agree that Kills and Moon are said to have acted in poor taste and in a manner that was unbecoming of their abilities to fairly judge contestants, leading their ejection from the show. Joe Irvine appeared on the show. His appearance and style somehow offended Kills and Moon. The two spoke harshly to Irvine, accusing him of “copying Moon’s style.” The couple continued their tirade, stating that Irvine was a “cheesy, disgusting, and absurd.

Supporters took to the Internet, giving Kills a taste of her own medicine, indicating photographs where she appeared to have styles similar to Amy Winehouse, Ke$ha, and even Tim Burton’s Willy Wonka. Fellow New Zealander, Lorde, reached out to show Irvine a little support.

The exact reason that the couple fled New Zealand has not been publicly announced.

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12Mar/150

Kendrick Lamar Has New Album Coming Out

If you are a hip hop fan or a Kendrick Lamar fan then you should be excited because in less than two weeks, a new album is coming out. March 23rd is going to be the release date to Kendrick's third and latest album 'To Pimp A Butterfly'.

The only reason anyone knows the name of the album is because according to an instagram post Kendrick posted of the album cover. It is either Kendrick used a 1960 book reference in naming his album which is the book 'To Kill A Mocking Bird' by Harper Lee. Dr Jennifer Walden says the book's main theme is the racial injustice in the United States, and as we all know Kendrick Lamar is becoming the new voice of the street.

We don't know what Kendrick is referring to in his album cover but as his music comes out, everything will become more clear and we will understand why a rapper would use such a classical book reference to name his album.

It is safe to assume Kendrick reads and is involved with the news and everything that is going on in the world today. Just two more weeks and the album will be available for purchase, and after that we can expect Kendrick to start performing live which is something he does very well. He is one of those artists that gets the crowd very involved in their shows which is why everyone loves him.

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18Feb/150

Kanye/West Mash-Up Causing a Greater Rift

Kanye West certainly has a way of causing tidal waves on the internet with his ridiculous antics at awards shows. He is not particular about which awards shows he interrupts unless he gets attention thrown in his direction. Ricardo says that is not to say that he does not also bring attention to Beyonce, because that is something that he does with great skill, even if it makes her look bad.

This year’s interruption occurred after singer Beck won an award that West thought should go to Beyonce. The truth is, Kanye just thinks, rightly so, that it will bring attention to his own career. Instead of saying that he thought he should win the award, he threw it towards another artist. It is shameful behavior and the people who run the awards shows are beginning to understand that West should not even attend the events.

Enough people have brought attention to West’s deplorable behavior in public to last a lifetime. He is the butt of millions of jokes, but he does not care as long as it meets his ends. Another artist, Win Butler, has recently released a mash-up that consists of a West song and a Beck song. It is an interesting mash-up to say the least and only adds fuel to a fire about a passe subject. No one wins with the attention they pay to Kanye West’s rude behavior. The majority of people believe that he needs to go to time-out and think about how childish he has been.

10Feb/150

Iggy Azalea Doesn’t Win A Grammy, But She Still Gives Kudos

 

Many thought that Iggy Azalea would be going home with several Grammys, after the awards show aired yesterday, unfortunately, she did not. Iggy was nominated for four different awards, including Best New Artist, yet she lost on all of the categories. Iggy Grammys. Best New Artist went to Sam Smith, who Iggy Azalea stated that she wouldn't mind losing to, because he had such a great album this past year. Sam Smith was nominated in several categories, and he took home several Grammys, even though he's a new artist.

Although Iggy didn't win, she still was able to tell Sam Smith that she was happy for him this according to Susan McGalla, and that she loved him as well. It's no surprise that Sam Smith won so many awards, but it is surprising that Iggy won absolutely none. In recent awards ceremonies, Iggy took home her first awards ever, and since she had such a great year, it's surprising that she took home, not one Grammy. There were other surprises within the night, like those who did not take home the Grammys they were nominated for.

Although Beyoncé received several awards, some feel that she did not get the awards that she deserved, which is not something new. The Grammys is surrounded by controversy, as many feel that they unfairly pick certain artists to win a Grammy, even if they are not deserving of it. Either way, congratulations to all the artists.

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2Feb/150

A$AP Rocky To Become Next Big Actor

 

Many rap enthusiasts know A$AP Rocky for his wild beats and witty lyrics. Fans, like Gianfrancesco Genoso,  are patiently awaiting his soon to be released next album, but not many people know that the rapper has a new movie coming out as well.

The movie, called 'Dope' is a coming of age hip-hop comedy in which A$AP plays a drug lord alongside his girlfriend Chanel Iman. He says he got the role by helping Iman rehearsing for her own part. The film already received rave reviews since it first premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and A$SAP Rocky has since expressed interest in pursuing acting more seriously. Specifically, he sees himself in sci-fi and thriller movies but he does not want to use his establishment in the music industry as an advantage. On the contrary, A$SAP has stated that he wants to start from the bottom like everyone else and see where his talent will get him.

Fans, of course, are ecstatic about A$SAP's newfound talent and surely they won't have to wait long for his next project.

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30Jan/150

The Digital Journey Of John Textor

John Textor is an American entrepreneur who has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Wesleyan University. He is the Chairman of Pulse Evolution Corporation and is responsible for special projects and rights acquisition among a few other very important responsibilities. John is the Managing Principal of the private equity firm Wyndcrest Holdings, LLC.

John Textor is also the former Chairman and CEO of Digital Domain Productions as well as its parent company Digital Domain Media Group. In 2006, John led Wyndcrest Holdings in the acquisition of Digital Domain and immediately began overseeing the restructuring process of the company until August of 2012. Digital Domain is a visual effects company. Under John Textor's tenure they completed 25 large scale films and provided content for many more.

John's liberal arts education at Wesleyan University seems to have prepared him well for the future ahead. Although he was working on a degree in Economics, he clearly had and eye for the arts. In his current venture with Pulse Evolution, he is active in the development of entertainment properties across a broad spectrum of venues and technology platforms. Platforms that include the use of photo-realistic digital humans, which he first used in the movie The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, while working with Digital Domain. However, since that time he has used a photo-realistic digital of Tupac Shakur and Michael Jackson designed by John Textor to give live performances in major venues. Other human digital performers that may soon make an appearance are Elvis Presley and Marilyn Monroe. But, John says that the entertainment value of their shows will lie in how the performance tells a story. John Textor is very clear in his description of the photo-realistic digital process. The digital performers are not holograms they are actual photos that give the illusion of movement.

The business world can be a tricky place to navigate, especially where intellectual property is concerned. And even though John has had some bumps and bruises along his journey toward creating relevant content that can produce residuals for the creator. It is clear that he is a forward thinker who is leading technology into the next realm of the digital world. The team of artists and executives that John is working with at Pulse has been involved in creating some of the most entertaining works in the industry. Their future endeavors will specialize in the areas of character creation and human animation.

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22Jan/150

Lil’ Wayne And Christina Milian Remake “Drunk In Love”

Lil' Wayne just released his new mix tape album entitled "Sorry 4 The Wait 2," which was only made to replace his upcoming album for the time being. Lil' Wayne Remix. The "Carter V" album has been delayed for years now, and this is not the first time that Lil' Wayne has had an album that was delayed, much to his dismay. He has released an album, which is a mix tape, just to soothe his fans who are waiting. On this album, he chose to do a remake of the song "Drunk In Love" with Christina Milian.

By now, even Gianfrancesco Genoso knows who the artists of the original version of the song is, but if you don't, Drunk In Love was performed by Beyoncé. Jay-Z was also on the track with her, making it one of the biggest hits of the year. Wayne remakes the song over the same beat, using much raunchier and dirtier lyrics, which even the oldest adult would be offended to hear. Christina does her part in the song, making for a decent remix. Wayne and Christina have been rumored to be a couple for a while now, but it has yet to be proven.

With the two joined together to do a remake of a song by a famous couple in love, it makes you wonder if the rumors are true. Either way, Wayne puts his personal touch on the song, making it a potential hit.

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22Jan/150

Lil’ Wayne Drops New Mix Tape, And Talks About His Troubles

 

Lil' Wayne has finally released his mix tape, "Sorry 4 The Wait 2," which is to tide over for those who are waiting for his "Carter V" album to be released. Lil' Wayne Mixtape. His album was delayed again in December, which was the final straw for a Lil' Wayne and his record label. Wayne is currently trying to get out of his contract with Cash Money Records, but Birdman is refusing to let him go. No one wants to give up their golden goose, but it would make sense for you to keep the golden goose happy too. Fans, like Bernardo Chua, are looking forward to Wayne signing with a new label and releasing more music.

Although Wayne has his own label, he stayed loyal to Cash Money Records, and continued to make music, building up the brand. His recent mix tape shows exactly how he feels, as he rhymes on many songs, about his current beef with Cash Money. Some of the songs are directed towards Cash Money Records itself, while other songs have pointed toward Birdman specifically. Wayne states that it was time for him to spread his wings, and he's the sole reason why Cash Money is successful today.

Wayne also mentions all the other artists who have left Cash Money over the years, and the fact that he stayed, while their friends left. Mannie Fresh, Juvenile, and Turk have left Cash Money Records, maybe because of some of the same disloyalty, that Wayne is claiming the record label has for its artists.

14Jan/150

Chris Brown Is Not Performing In Dangerous Nightclubs Anymore

Chris Brown is no stranger to drama, from his hot and cold relationship with Rihanna, to his ultra messy holiday breakup/Instagram rant with Karrueche, Chris is just not one to shy away from gossip fueling behavior. Most recently, Chris was involved in a nightclub shootout while performing on stage. Gunshots were heard throughout the club, and five party goers were shot and taken to the hospital. Fortunately Chris Brown and others at the event were unharmed, however Chris has been receiving some backlash for running for cover when the shots rang out.

Now it seems that Chris is totally over the drama and refuses to perform at any club that he thinks is unsafe. Apparently Chris has insisted that his manager immediately cancel any upcoming shows at nightclubs that he believes are too dangerous.

Chris has called a meeting with his entourage and security, and demanded a change in the type of venues he will be scheduled to perform. Ben Shaoul agrees with this decision, as he is a fan and doesn't want Brown in dangerous situations. Chris is clearly not only concerned for his own safety, but that of his staff and his fans. At the moment Chris is working to complete the remaining hours of his probation and transform his bad boy image, this seems to be a good start.